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A Living Room Spring Makeover

A Living Room Spring Makeover

Now that it’s been nearly 2 years since we last decorated our living room, I’m restless and ready for a change. I’ve managed to update the curtains a few times to suppress my urges but now I’m on a mission to give our living room a spring makeover. There are some cute and quirky gift shops near me and I’ve been window shop lusting for a while now but first things first, I needed to create a space where I could put all the lovely accessories I NEED, not to be confused with want, I’ve gone past that, I’ve moved on to needing them. We’ve got rid of our media cabinet that graced the corner of the room, along with a lifetime of cd’s. It took quite a leap of faith to  part with them but as everything we need is stored on the laptop, we find we never use the cd player. I won’t tell you how little money we got for selling them, all I can say is it just about bought us a Chinese takeaway. Criminal I know, but they were just gathering dust. In the space this created, we installed chunky wooden floating shelves that complimented the mantle piece, giving us much-needed space to store wood for the log burner. All that was left was to find the right accessories for the shelves. I’m all about the greys at the moment so began by putting together a mood board on Pinterest. (my grey love is nothing to do with that book, I promise, I’ve never read it and never intend to.)

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I’m also a little bit in love with some of the Next home accessories so am going to combine my local finds with a few high street ones like this.

A mood board for a calming colour scheme in greys and muted blues from Next.   When I decorate, I try to stick to the 3 colour rule; one main colour and 2 accent colours. That way when I get bored I can update the room by just switching one colour which tends to pacify my need for a complete over haul. So with this scheme I’ve chosen yellow as my reserve colour which I would probably swap for the teal. It’s also a great spring colour which can then be replaced in the autumn with the teal again. Bringing yellow in as an accent vcooour into a neutral colour scheme helps refresh your home for spring. Bringing yellow or ochre into a grey colour scheme helps refresh your home for spring My plan is to try to keep swapping between these shades through the season changes, unless there’s something else that catches my eye. Which is highly likely!



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  1. 22nd May 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I absolutely love your choices. Grey and yellow would be my next choice too- gorgeous, bright, crisp and a little bit grown up! Saying hello via the #weekendbloghop

    • 22nd May 2015 / 10:30 pm

      I’m so into grey at the moment and the yellow brightens it up doesn’t it,

  2. 22nd May 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I’m really loving grey at the moment and if I could get a new sofa it would be grey. Love the yellow as an accent too! #weekendbloghop

  3. 23rd May 2015 / 10:05 am

    Love the grey and yellow. Grey and teal would be nice too. We went for grey and orange and although it sounds random I love it! I got a gorgeous grey sofa form John Lewis. Looks beautiful but not the most comfortable!

    • 23rd May 2015 / 1:49 pm

      its always a toss up between comfort and style with sofas isn’t. I love the teal with grey and will probe;y bring it in for a cosy winter look.

  4. 25th May 2015 / 8:06 am

    I adore these colours – I’m starting to think that is really love them in our front room when we eventually get round to doing it up! Love all of your ideas! #magicmoments

    • 25th May 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I’m trying to go slowly with this room changeover so I’m not thinking of my next plan!

  5. Angela at
    25th May 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of grey’s and cream. That is how we decorated our old home before we moved to Lancashire for medical reason’s. So…soon when and if i get well enough we will have another go and improve the lounge in our new home. Angela xx

    • 25th May 2015 / 9:43 pm

      It’s such a calming colour isn’t it. Hope your health improves soon.

  6. 26th May 2015 / 8:39 am

    love the colours you’ve chosen looks like it’ll be really light and pretty I’m thinking of redoing my bedroom at the moment love getting new bits for the home! x

  7. 26th May 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I love the grey & cream! What a gorgeous combination. #TwinklyTuesday x

  8. 26th May 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Oh, I love your colour scheme! In the first house I owned, we had grey blinds in all the windows and built the other colours around that: blues and greens in the living area, maroon and black in the master bedroom, pinks in the nursery, and whites in the guest room. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

    • 31st May 2015 / 4:44 pm

      sounds like we have the same style tastes although I’ve got rid of my bold bedroom colour and gone for neutral

  9. 27th May 2015 / 10:56 pm

    I love your board, very stylish colours

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